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Verify that all authentication credentials are rendered unreadable during storage and transmission




 









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8.2.1: Strong Cryptography for Passwords   Verify that all authentication credentials are rendered unreadable during storage and transmission


An attacker can intercept unencrypted passwords during transmission using a network monitoring tool or read unencrypted passwords from disk in system configuration. This Action1 query checks security policy settings on each managed endpoint to verify that string cryptography is used for password storage and transmission and password are unreadable.

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8.2.1: Strong Cryptography for Passwords
 




Related Alerts and Reports:

8.2.3.a: Password Complexity Requirements
    Minimum length of 7 characters and contains both numeric and alphabetic characters
8.2.4.a: Change Passwords Every 90 Days
    Password policy must force users to change their passwords regularly so they don’t get compromised
8.2.5.a: Disallow Reusing of Old Passwords
    Do not allow anyone to change their password to any of the last four passwords they have used


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